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Why You Should Focus On What You Hate

As a coach and a practitioner of positive psychology, I don’t typically encourage my clients to focus on what they don’t want. And yet, that’s exactly what I’m about to challenge you to do. Inversion is a problem-solving strategy that reverses problems in order...

Are You Biased? (Hint: The answer is YES.)

Do you consider yourself to be a reasonable, level-headed person who makes wise decisions based on the facts? Well I hate to burst your bubble but the truth is that many of your decisions are impulsive, biased, and sometimes even irrational. To prove the point, let’s...

The Bright Side of Your Emotional Hangover

Emotional Hangover [ih-moh-shuh-nl hang-oh-ver]: noun. The feeling after an emotional breakdown, often the  result of an argument, a deep sadness, an unfortunate loss, a trauma. Common symptoms include depression, sadness, crying, feelings of regret, fatigue, anxiety,...

The Dark Side of Your Bright Spots

Strengths-based approaches have taken center stage as of late, and as a positive psychology coach, the topic of strengths is often at the core of my work with clients. Research shows there are significant benefits to using our signature strengths with intention and...

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